I remember Kupang, West Timor, in the late 1990s as a small, rough frontier town facing onto the Savu Sea. There were few cars or motorbikes and people either walked or rode bemos (mini buses) [...]
The island of Timor and particularly West Timor is perhaps the most prolific in the production of a wide variety of traditional textiles that are still used today for rituals and ceremonies.
Threads of Life began to work with a few weavers in Bolok, West Timor, in 2008. These weavers are ethnically referred to as Helong from the old kingdom on the nearby island of Semau. The kingdom [...]
I have been visiting the various areas of West Timor now for the past two years and there is one area where the weavers really stands out in my experience. This is in Loo Neke, in the regency of [...]